The 2020 Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit Is Leaping Barriers to Beat Breast Cancer

Live! Memphis is a FREE exciting breast cancer summit that serves to educate women on breast health. Survivors, women going through breast cancer treatment, caregivers, family members and those who just want more education are invited to attend. All
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Feb. 7, 2020 - PRLog -- Saturday, February 29, 2020, the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) will present its sixth annual Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. It is designed to unite, support, and empower women through education and awareness of breast health. Each year, Live! Memphis draws over 700 women and provides valuable information about prevention, early detection, healthy living, health care access points, innovations in treatment, and distributes prizes ranging from warm blankets to 50" flat screen televisions. Women can also get their annual mammogram inside one of two mobile mammography units. The 2020 theme is "Leaping Barriers to Beat Breast Cancer". Live! Memphis is FREE but those who wish to attend must register. The Holiday Inn University of Memphis is located at 3700 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111.

Nationally, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer. Locally, every zip code in Shelby County has a higher breast cancer mortality rate than the national average. Only 60% of women ages 40-64 in Shelby County are getting recommended mammograms.  While the disparity and mortality rates have slightly improved recently, these rates remain at alarming levels compared to national rates.

Live! Memphis began in 2015 to educate women about breast cancer and encourage preventive measures to promote early detection.  It's a fun and engaging way to touch the lives of breast cancer survivors, those currently fighting the disease and women who would like to increase their knowledge about breast care and breast cancer.

Common Table Health Alliance Chief Operating Officer Carla Baker, RN, is pleased that Live! Memphis continues to be a popular valuable event in the Memphis and Shelby County community. "Each year, we work hard to make LIVE! bigger and better. We'll be sharing the latest information in treatment, research, and resources on the local and national level while continuing to reinforce our message about the importance of receiving yearly mammograms," said Baker.

Common Table Health Alliance launched MBCC in 2016 with partner organizations and individuals committed to the fight against breast cancer disparities in Memphis and Shelby County. There are currently 37 participating organizations.

The 2020 Live! Memphis sponsors include Amgen and Genentech with local hosts Baptist Cancer Center, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Patient Advocate Foundation, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and West Cancer Center. To learn more about Live! Memphis and RSVP, visit www.mbcc.live or call 901.800.5108.

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